Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: John Rafferty (Britannica Digital Learning) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Britannica's online tools, e-books, and curriculum resources
Tap into the knowledge of experts and curriculum specialists with trusted tools from Britannica.

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4811
Description :

The Doubt Factory
"A provocative thriller... Fans of Cory Doctorow's work should love this book." -- Publishers Weekly

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Randy Lewis (Tyndale House Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3928
Description :

No Greatness without Goodness
A corporate executive, his son has autism, creates a work place so people with disabilities thrive.

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marvin Tate (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

The Amazing Mister Orange
Outsider poetry about relationships, death, sex, and Chicago, exploding with nontraditional humor.

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tim Kinsella (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Let Go and Go On and On
Laurie Bird's life & films blur into fictionalized narrative that unravels when she commits suicide.

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Two
The ebb and flow of young friendships, plus a subtle intro to the concept of odd and even numbers.

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Unofficial Event
11:00am - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: E. Marie Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1529
Description :

Avoiding the Dodgeballs...At Work - A Young Woman's Guide to Succeeding at a First Job
Easy to read book that gives employees straight to the point advice on a 1st job.

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Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Liesl Shurtliff (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4826
Description :

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
When his mother dies without revealing his full name, Rump endures teasing for his half-name,

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Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors Leslie Parry (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4526
Description :

Church of Marvels
A debut novel set in vibrant 1900 NYC. Three entwined narratives, great plot, brilliant characters!

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Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jen Lancaster (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Twisted Sisters
A hilarious novel about sibling rivalry, from NYT bestselling author Jen Lancaster.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps (ALA Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
ALA Store
Description :

Coretta Scott King Award Books Discussion Guide: Pathways to Democracy
Appropriate for grades K-12, this discussion guide offers an important educational resource.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Carole J McCollough (ALA Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
ALA Store
Description :

The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2014: Fifth Edition
This guide honors the best in children’s literature representing the African-American experience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathe Crowley Conn (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1535
Description :

Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller
Young-reader bio details Chicago socialite and pioneer who recorded 1820s Midwestern frontier.

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathleen Ernest (Midnight Ink) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4916
Description :

Tradition of Deceit
A mystery set in MN and WI

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4411
Description :

The Museum of Extraordinary Things
From the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an impassioned love affair.

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Kery (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Only for You-A One Night of Passion Novel
A red-hot love story featuring an Army Intelligence officer & the Hollywood "It" girl he protects

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Stacey Ballis (Penguin Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
Description :

Recipe for Disaster
The latest scrumptious “foodie fiction” novel from the author of OUT TO LUNCH.

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Daniela Olszewska (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Citizen J
Poems where Olszewska's everywoman hero moves across a landscape that is surreal & contradictory.

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Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: James Adcox (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Does Not Love
This darkly comedic novel narrates the disintegration of Robert and Viola's marriage.

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Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Derek E. Sullivan (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4615
Description :

Biggie
Henry "Biggie" Abbott is the obese son of a high school baseball legend from Finch, Iowa.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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